#ygkChallenge: Enjoy a Meal with Others

dinner, friends, family, meal, benefits, health, nutritionWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Enjoy a meal with friends and family! Growing up, family dinners were a regular spectacle that were not to be missed.  Admittedly, adult discussions involving work, politics and so on were painfully boring to sit through as a youngster, however the presence of grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins made these special events truly memorable.  Nowadays, it seems as though we’re all too busy running in opposite directions to share a simple meal together.  And when we do take a moment to sit down, we’ve got a fork in one hand, mobile in the other, and the television on in the background.  The benefits of sitting down with family and friends for a meal range from eating healthier foods, opportunities to introduce new recipes, and time that’s devoted to rest, relaxation and bonding.  If family dinners are a regular occurrence for your household, maybe you could look to invite some new faces around the table in the coming weeks.  Conversely, if it’s been a long time since you’re last meal with friends and family, what better time than now to plan a get together with some delicious, homemade fare.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to Myrrien for today’s photo.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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